With its castles, cobbles and cathedrals, The Czech Republic is like a real-life fairytale kingdom.
The Czech Republic has long been regarded one of the most beautiful countries in all of Europe. Its capital is known as the Paris of the East for its loveliness, sitting on the Vltava River and reflecting both old and new. Here there’s the 9th century Prague Castle – once home to the King of Bohemia – and the recently erected Dancing Building, a controversial modern feat. Outside of the capital, towns such as Cesky Krumlov look like pictures out of a storybook, with winding rows of red and white gables.
Czech Republic travel highlights
Take to the photogenic Cesky Krumlov
This UNESCO listed town has an unusually large castle, a bone church, and the most picture-perfect houses you ever did see.
Get cultured in Prague
Prague is not just an attractive historical capital but a modern-day cultural hub. Catch street performances or drop into exhibitions in-between your sightseeing delights.
Hit the streets in Old Town Square
Its been invaded by countless empires yet this medieval square is still intact. See the glorious Kinsky Palace, Tyn Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church for Rococo, Gothic and Baroque architectural feasts.
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Czech Republic tour reviews
Our Czech Republic trips score an average of 4.68 out of 5 based on 19 reviews in the last year.
Heartland of Central Europe, May 2017
I enjoyed my trip to the Heartland of central Europe, the itinerary could have been better, 2 days in Cesky Krumlov was too much, and I day in Budapest was too little . The local guides were not as professional as one would expect, but my tour Leader Kadir was a wonderful example of competence and spirit. As a quick look round central Europe its good, and I hope to return to Budapest for longer next time. Hotels and transport were all good.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2017
Heartland of Central Europe, April 2017
We appreciated having at least 2 nights in each location (suggest to people that they have an extra night in Munich at start of trip and Budapest at end of trip).
Review submitted 02 May 2017
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Czech Republic travel FAQs
Citizens of EU countries, the United States, Canada and Australia have visa-free access to the Czech Republic.
Tipping is generally expected in the Czech Republic. Add 5-10% to your bill at restaurants.
You’ll have good internet access in all urban areas of the Czech Republic. Service may be patchy in rural and remote areas.
You’ll have good mobile phone coverage in most places except for rural and remote areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
The Czech Republic has Western-style flushing toilets. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you, and expect to pay a small fee for some public toilets.
- A pint of beer = 25-50 CZK
- Metro pass = 40 CZK
- Street food snack = 40 CZK
- Lunch at a café = 100-120 CZK
- Dinner at a restaurant = 150- 300 CZK
Drinking tap water is safe in the Czech Republic unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card at many major shops, hotels and restaurants but prepare to pay cash when making purchases from many local businesses.
You'll have no problems finding ATMs in the Czech Republic.
Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/czech-republic/public-holidays